Emil Moffatt

Station Manager

Emil Moffatt returns to WKU Public Radio as station manager. Moffatt was previously at the station from 2013-2014 as local host of All Things Considered. His new duties also include overseeing operations for WKU’s student station, WWHR 91.7.

Moffatt’s news experience includes a year at Nashville Public Radio and three years at WBAP radio in Dallas. Prior to that, Emil was a minor league baseball play-by-play announcer in Fort Worth, Texas and a producer for Dallas Stars radio broadcasts.  

Moffatt holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is an avid runner and enjoys movies and live music. 

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The season finale of Lost River Sessions LIVE featured Nikki Lane, a Nashville singer-songwriter who blends country, rock and blues. Mike LoPinto played alongside Lane on guitar and she was also joined for part of her set by The Howlin' Brothers and Leslie Weiler Meng. 

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The Hogslop String Band was featured at April's Lost River Sessions LIVE concert on April 19 at the Capitol Arts Center in Bowling Green.

The Heart of Kentucky Men's Chorus takes standards and even a country song or two and sings them a cappella. The Elizabethtown-based group performed as part of the Stained Glass Music Series at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on March 26, 2019. 

Also playing that night was series mainstay Ken Stein on the organ as he performed pieces from Herbert Howells, Charles-Marie Widor, Louis Vierne and Leon Boëllman. 

The WKU Department of Theatre & Dance along with the WKU Department of Music is tackling not just one opera this spring, but two.

The overall theme of the evening is "It’s Complicated: Love, Comedy Opera!" and the performance features two operas: Joseph Haydn's La Canterina and Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury. The production runs April 4-7 at the Russell H. Miller Theatre at WKU.

Liz Walker, a sophomore from Taylorsville, Kentucky is stage manager for the production.

“Even though they’re old classics they have a lot of jokes that still transfer and every time I watch them I notice more things and it gets funnier and funnier every single night and I never get tired of it,” said Walker.

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After a winter spent writing songs, Parker Millsap hit the road in March, making several stops in Kentucky including Bowling Green on March 16 for Lost River Sessions LIVE.

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Growing up in Santiago de Cuba, Renesito Avich's parents became when he started whistling melodies at three months old. A child psychologist told them not to worry, he was going to grow up to be a musician.

That diagnosis played out.

Avich now lives in Florida and plays music across the world, sharing the tradition of the national instrument of Cuba, the Tres Guitar. He won a Latin Grammy Award in 2016 for his work on the Flamenco Album of the Year Áname Como Soy by Niña Pastori. 

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Parker Millsap, the 26-year-old singer, songwriter, guitarist and band leader will give a special solo performance in Bowling Green on March 16th as part of the Lost River Sessions LIVE concert series.

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A centerpiece of Cuban music is the percussion section. In conjunction with Western Kentucky University's International Year of Cuba, Professor Mark Berry's percussion studio in the Department of Music spent part of its fall semester studying percussion in Cuban music and prepared some short audio features to give listeners a crash course in Cuban music. The features below are voiced by student Yan Garza. 

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For the second time, Carl Anderson graced the Lost River Sessions LIVE stage at the Capitol Arts Center in Bowling Green on Feb. 22, 2019.

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The War and Treaty, a husband and wife duo, produces music that crosses genres but is always thoughtful and full of soul. Michael Trotter served in the U.S. Army, where his vocal and piano skills were discovered. He wrote all the songs on the group's latest album "Healing Tide". Tanya Trotter grew up outside Washington, D.C. and has been a life-long performer, winning her first talent contest at the age of 13.  Their performance was recorded at the Ironwood Farm estate in Bowling Green.

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Nashville group The Barefoot Movement brought its blend of traditional bluegrass, original songs and pop cover tunes to the stage of the Capitol Arts Center in Bowling Green on Jan. 18 for the first Lost River Sessions LIVE of 2019. The Barefoot Movement features Noah Wall on lead vocals and fiddle, Alex Conerly on guitar, Katie Blomarz on stand up bass and Tommy Norris on mandolin.   

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Essence in Harmony, a vocal ensemble in Bowling Green and organist Ken Stein were the featured performers for the Stained Glass Music Series concert on December 18, 2018 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Essence in Harmony performed songs of the season along with spirituals and gospel numbers with African-American roots. 

Ken Stein's organ pieces included works by Minnesota's Gerald Near, Marcel Dupré and Jean Longlais of France; Helmut Walcha, a German composer; one of Johannes Brahms' rare compositions for the organ and Sam Walter who taught organ in New York. While he was in high school, Stein studied with Walter. 

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Nashville-based rocker Lilly Hiatt has become somewhat of a regular in Bowling Green, playing the A-Frame in the fall of 2017, Lost River Sessions LIVE in April 0f 2018 and recording a Lost River Sessions TV program a few months later. She released her latest album Trinity Lane in 2017. 

Carl Anderson, a singer-songwriter also based in Nashville brought his deeply introspective lyrics to the stage at Van Meter Hall at Western Kentucky University for a solo performance a few years ago (heard during this particular Lost River Sessions broadcast).  He also performed at Lost River Sessions LIVE in January 2017. 

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From bluegrass to folk to Americana and indie rock, Lost River Sessions brought live music to downtown Bowling Green once again in 2018. Not only did audiences experience these shows in person, but listeners all over Kentucky, southwest Indiana and northern Tennessee were transported to the Capitol Arts Center by Lost River Sessions radio broadcasts. 

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On a Thursday morning earlier this month, a hungry group gathered in the hall of the Academic Complex building at Western Kentucky University.

It was almost lunch time.

“I am looking forward to Cuban food. I want to see what it is like, I’ve never had Cuban food before,” said Vijay Golla, associate dean with the College of Health & Human services. He’s new to Cuban food but he’s no stranger to these student-led lunches.